Ian Russell is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC), a position he has held since its inauguration in April 2006.
Prior to his appointment at the IIAC, Mr. Russell was Senior Vice-President, Industry Relations and Representation, at the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA).
In his 22-year tenure with the IDA and the IIAC, he has participated actively in many committees and working groups involved in regulatory and tax issues related to the securities industry and capital markets in Canada.
He is a frequent commentator in the media, a regular columnist in industry publications and a sought-after presenter and speaker on industry issues and developments.
In January 2014, Mr. Russell was appointed Chair of the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA) and served a three-year term.
Mr. Russell has an Honours degree in Economics and Business from the University of Western Ontario, and a postgraduate degree (MSc Economics) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has completed the Partners, Directors and Seniors Officers Qualifying Examination and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.